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Human Rights Flag Design Contest!

NSGEU Human Rights Committee is asking all NSGEU members to help with the design for a Human Rights flag. We are looking for a symbol or picture that best describes the following: “Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, national or ethical origin, color, religion, language, or […]

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NSGEU Returns to Conciliation in Attempt to Reach an Agreement for Civil Service

July 28, 2017 The Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU) has agreed to enter into two additional conciliation dates on August 8th and 9th with the Public Service Commission instead of the two hearing dates that had originally been set aside for an arbitration hearing with the Labour Board. Government has assured the […]

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A Letter from President Jason MacLean to members of Local 480 Adult Corrections

Dear members of Local 480, I would like to commend all members who stood up for their rights under the Occupational Health & Safety Act and refused to work in unsafe working conditions in the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (CNSCF). It is unfortunate that members had to do it, but I’m very pleased you did […]

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Yesterday at Westray

Yesterday at Westray Into the deep, they trudged along. ‘To feed their families, they must be strong. A decent wage is all they desired. A place to work until they retired. Retired they did in a tragic way, On that cold and unforgettable day. They knew, and were told; the mine was unsafe. But profit […]

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Day of Mourning

Here is a list of Day of Mourning events across Nova Scotia with UPDATES (note the Lunenburg event is now on Friday April 28th): Halifax 11 a.m. – Friday April 28th Nova Scotia Legislature (Province House) grounds (inside if weather doesn’t permit). Wreath laying invited. For information: Joan Wark NS Federation of Labour 902.454.6735 joan@nslabour.ca […]

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Administrative Professionals’ Week

Happy Administrative Professionals Week, The NSGEU represents over 7,000 Administrative Professionals who keep organizations across the province running smoothly. Administrative Professionals work in the Civil Service, health care, school boards, universities, colleges, NSLC, tourism, housing authorities, pension services, and more. They hold a great degree of responsibility in their daily activities and include: research, accounting, and […]

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Changes to E.I. Waiting Period

This article appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of the Union Stand. On January 1, 2017 the Employment Insurance (EI) waiting period was shortened from two weeks to one week. The reduction of the waiting period applies to all types of EI benefits—regular, fishing, sickness, maternity, parental, compassionate care, parents of critically ill children, and […]

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Local 470 & 1670 Survey Findings

Dear members of Locals 470 and 1670, With pending legalization of marijuana in Canada, NSGEU has been working to determine  the best model for distribution and sales in Nova Scotia. As part of this project we undertook two surveys in early 2017 to gauge opinions of both our membership and the general public. Before taking […]

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